Proverbs Challenge (Day 6)

Welcome to Day 6 of the Proverbs Challenge!

This morning seemed very apt with the Scripture that I felt spoke to me, because, being honest, I am feeling tired, and therefore, when my alarm went off this morning, I did not want to get up

Today, I am going to reflection upon Proverbs 6:6-11:

My thoughts: Sleep has always been something that I have struggled with. Even as a little girl, from as young as a can remember, Spiritual Warfare happened within the depths of night, and therefore, my body always felt tired, and that was why I found it hard to get up in the mornings

On the other hand, I loved to turn back over and quickly go back into a deep sleep. The only problem with this was, I would hit the snooze button umpteen times, and the morning would usually end up with me being late, or close to the wire

But then, looking back, God challenged me (years ago) that He wanted me to choose Him by getting up early, every day, in order to spend ”quality” time with each other. Therefore, from that day (apart from the odd day here or there from sickness, or just pressing the snooze button again) my day starts around 5.30am

Yet, this became my most favourite part of the day very quickly, because although those last few moments of sleep are savoured, we are actually resisting beginning a new day, and this is where we can learn from the ants

In this Proverb it warns against giving in to the temptation of laziness and sleeping-in instead of working, and although this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t rest (God gave us the Sabbath after all) its more to do with not resting when we should be working, or committed to doing something else

My reflection: The ant utilises its energy and resources economically, and so, if ”laziness” is turning us away from our responsibilities, then poverty might actually take us away from our ability to rest, even when the ”Sabbath” comes around

“Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.”

Proverbs 6:6-11

Looking forward to reading what Proverbs 6 showed you all

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

2 Comments

  1. Lovely example! I am so not a morning person so for me the verse becomes more of a call to make sure I spend some time with the Lord every day. It’s difficult and easy to forget but then I remember, especially with the way things are right now, how important it is to dwell in His presence every day.

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